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Christopher K.
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The United States Power Grid

Post by Christopher K. » January 25th, 2018, 3:18 pm

There are several different ways entire sections of our nation’s Grid can be damaged or destroyed. Indeed, it’s happened before at least on a small scale. What about a large-scale event? Many experts believe it’s a matter of when, not if. Are we prepared? The Highland Road Park Observatory will have a lecture on this crucial subject on Friday 16 February at 7:30pm. The talk is aimed at a general adult audience and there is no admission fee.

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https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/s ... olarshield

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Post by Christopher K. » April 10th, 2018, 3:13 pm

Lisa Calhoun has penned Superflare, a novel concerning the rough situation endured by a rural Louisiana family in the immediate aftermath of damaging coronal mass ejection striking the Earth. The book is a "doorstopper" at over 600 pages; it was a very compelling and suspenseful read, easily one of the more important fiction texts to come out of our state in the past five decades.

Calhoun will be at International Astronomy Day, Saturday the 21st at the Highland Road Park Observatory.

More information...
http://www.lisapochecalhoun.com

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Re: The United States Power Grid

Post by Christopher K. » April 19th, 2018, 1:53 pm

Okay, Ms. Calhoun will be at HRPO from 3pm to 7pm on Saturday the 21st to sell copies of Superflare at $29.99 each. She will be able to accept cash, check, card or Paypal.

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Re: The United States Power Grid

Post by Christopher K. » January 2nd, 2019, 1:28 pm

The Power Grid lecture in February helped to initiate and facilitate discussions in the local area regarding emergency preparations, energy savings and personal protection.

This lecture will be repeating will new and additional data on Friday 25 January, 7:30pm to 8:30pm at the Highland Road Park Observatory. Once again, the talk is aimed at a general adult audience and has no admission fee.

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Re: The United States Power Grid

Post by Christopher K. » January 9th, 2019, 1:43 pm

Tonight (really early Thursday morning) from 12am to 2am on "Coast to Coast AM", Montreat College history professor William Forstchen will discuss the implications for our society if the Power Grid goes down for an appreciable amount of time. This program airs on WJBO (1150AM and 97.7FM).

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